A Shaoxing hero - the writer and poet Lu Xun was born in Shaoxing.
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Right in the centre of Shaoxing, is Lu Xun walk which is dedicated to the life and work of the famous poet and writer who went under the name of Lu Xun.
He was born in this place in 1881 and his ancestral home is part of the tourist walk here. A small canal runs through parallel to Lu Xun Lu (Lu Xun Road) and these days Shaoxing Boats, which are little wooden boats with bamboo awnings ply the waters taking tourists for a look at the place from the water. Shaoxing Boats are propelled by the boatmen using their feet on a long oar at the back of the boat.
He left Shaoxing in 1899 and later returned from 1910 and 1912, and taught at the teachers training centre there.
Along the street are many stalls to purchase food, Shaoxing Wine, and other momentos of one's visit to the street.
His ancestral home, the school, the Memorial Hall are all open to the public - for a fee - and there is an office at one end of the walk to purchase tickets or meet with a tour guide.
There is not much English translation anywhere, so if anyone has little Chinese langauge skills it is best to take someone who can explain things for you.
Sometimes the name is written as LuXun.